Event focussing on diabetes in older people is announced

By Editor
4th March 2020
Good practice, Older people

Healthcare professionals with an interest in older people with diabetes have the opportunity to sign up to attend a well-established annual one-day conference dedicated to the subject.

Now in its sixth year, the next Older People’s Diabetes Network (OPDN) meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 13, from 9.30am at Bush House, Aldwych, King’s College, London.

Hosted by Diabetes Frail, the programme will include a variety of topics, including how to avoid hospitalisation, inpatient care, frailty, diabetes in care homes, neuropathy screening and insulin therapy.

Diabetes Frail founder, Professor Alan Sinclair, said: “I am increasingly optimistic about the way in which older people with diabetes in the UK are being managed in all NHS sectors, as there seems to be more recognition of the importance of functional status and its assessment, the dangers of hypoglycaemia and the need to enhance the quality of diabetes care in care homes.

“However, there’s always more room for improvement and further education. I would like to see more work in the community to target those who are at increased risk of poor outcomes, such as those who are housebound or frail. I would also like to see a greater focus on individualised care which takes into account the influence of comorbidities, frailty, life expectancy, and quality of life in determining patient goals.”

Registration for this free event has just commenced and is open to all healthcare professionals with an interest in the older population who have diabetes. Attendees should be able to apply for 5h of Royal College of Physicians CPD points.

To reserve your place, click here.

Picture credit:Huy Phan

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